Joe HebertB.S. Geo. President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Hebert brings 30 years of experience in the mining sector, ranging from diversified mineral exploration, mining geology, exploration management. Most of his career he was focused on Nevada, but also consulting in several countries including Colombia in the late 1990s. Mr. Hebert was senior exploration geologist for the Cortez Joint Venture located on the Battle Mountain Trend in North Central Nevada. He was a member of the exploration team who discovered the Cortez Hills deposit and ET Blue, subsequently a part of the Goldrush discovery. During his tenure at Cortez he directed all generative and acquisition efforts within the joint venture area of interest. Over the course of his career Mr. Hebert participated in multiple gold discoveries in Nevada and Utah. He was instrumental in assembling the Company's exploration staff and portfolio in Medellin, Colombia, and attracting joint venture partners. Previously Miranda, now Outcrop Silver & Gold, he progressed from Vice President of Exploration in 2005 to President and CEO in 2016.
Sunil SharmaChief Financial Officer
Mr. Sharma has over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting with public and private companies, having started his career in public practice. He has extensive experience in producing mines and mineral exploration companies. He has held progressively senior accounting positions at copper producers Huckleberry Mines and Taseko Mines Limited. Most recently, he held the position of Controller at Trilogy Metals Inc., a NYSE-American listed mineral exploration company, where he was responsible for all aspects of financial reporting and compliance. Mr. Sharma holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Guillermo HernándezVice President of Exploration
Mr. Hernández is an accomplished Economic Geologist with a background in exploration, mining and resource estimation. He has fifteen plus years of relevant experience in the mining industry. He previously held positions at corporate and operational levels in various companies including Lundin Gold Inc., Altaley Mining Corp, and Gold Resource Corp. He has participated in the discovery and development of various types of mineral deposits such epithermal gold-silver systems, gold-silver and base-metal skarns, and VMS deposits. Many of his discoveries are currently mining operations. He has experience working all over Mexico, Central and South America, and Japan. His background includes managing large multidisciplinary teams.
Mr. Hernández holds a BS degree with honors in Geological Engineering, and a Masters in Geochemistry, from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico. He is currently an active member of the Society of Economic Geologists, the Geological Society of America, and the Mineralogical Society of America. He has published several peer-reviewed papers and memorandums.
Melissa MartensenCorporate Secretary
Melissa Martensen is an experienced administrator with over 12 years as a corporate secretary, primarily in junior mining companies. Prior to transitioning to junior mining, she worked in private banking at RBC. Ms. Martensen graduated with a degree in finance from UNBC in Prince George. She is a member of the Governance Professionals of Canada.
Kathy LiDirector, Investor Relations
Ms. Li brings over 15 years of investor relations management and capital market experience, primarily in natural resources. She has worked as Investor Relations Manager for Silvercorp Metals Inc., where she led investor relations, capital market and corporate communications for the company and played a significant role in marketing various mining projects in Canada, South America and China. Previously, she was the Vice President of Investor Relations at Christensen IR, a leading investor relations consulting firm in New York, Hong Kong and Beijing, where she managed over 30 publicly traded Asian/Chinese companies across the board, including pre-IPOs, NASDAQ, NYSE, Amex and OTCB in capital market intelligence, media relations and investor relations. Ms. Li holds a Master’s Degree in public relations from the University of Houston and a Diploma in Accounting from the University of British Columbia.